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The Polar Jazz Festival
GenreJazz Festival
Date(s)Early February
Begins31 January 2019 (2019-01-31)
Ends3 February 2019 (2019-02-03)
Years active1998 - present

Polarjazz or The Polar Jazz Festival (initiated 1998 in Longyearbyen, Svalbard) is the northernmost jazz festival in the world, and is arranged every year in February.[1][2]


The 19th Polarjazz festival took place between 3 and 7 February 2016, with almost 2,500 visitors.[3] This unique music festival that residents, visiting audience and not least the artists, keep coming back to. Over the years a multitude of the best jazz performers and other musicians have visited Polarjazz. Polarjazz not only offers a varied musical experiences, but also other activities in the polar night. There are provided music for all ages and therefore the festival includes performances both in kindergartens, schools and the youth house. Some musicians are sent to perform for our neighbors in the Russian settlement of Barentsburg.[1][2][4]

Artists and bands (in selection)


  1. ^ a b c Kelman, John (2011-02-21). "Polar Jazz: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, February 3-7, 2011". All About Jazz. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Polarjazz". Svalbard.net. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Palm, Eirik (2016-02-15). "Music festival in the polar night". Svalbardposten. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Polarjazz: The world's most northerly jazz festival. 78 degrees north". VisitNorway.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Polarjazz Svalbard - Cool place Hot music" (in Norwegian). Polarjazz.no. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Polarjazz Svalbard - Cool place Hot music" (in Norwegian). Polarjazz.no. Retrieved .

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